Ne-Yo – Libra Scale: So the adventures of his superhero alter ego, Jerome, weren’t Ne-Yo’s best idea but Libra Scale still proved to be a more than solid set. Filled with stunning ballads and laid back cool tunes, Ne-Yo showed why he’s one of the best singer/songwriters out right now with this underrated collection.
Eminem – Recovery: No more childish Slim Shady games. Eminem shed multiple layers to reveal a more mature version of himself. He takes less cheap shots at random celebs and focuses on examining himself. The result is a stunning album with a reflective Em.
Taylor Swift – Speak Now: Taylor Swift tears out more pages from her diary to create her latest monster seller. The country/pop darling writes about her experiences with uber-hot exes like John Mayer and Taylor Lautner but writes them in such a way that the average girl can relate to the experiences. A girl after the angst-filled heart of a teen = win!